Training Today’s Professional for Tomorrow’s Workplace

Introduction to Grant Writing

Friday  January 10

10:00 am — 1:00 pm

MassHire Metro North Career Center  186 Alewife Brook Parkway, 3rd floor, Cambridge MAP

Cost: $70   ($65 + $5 materials fee)

Instructor:  Trina Marie Ruffin


Grant writing skills are a hot, in-demand skill. They are invaluable to anyone working in non-profits, community programs, government agencies, academic research, arts and environmental groups and even corporations seeking grants or government contracts. This ability is also a valuable skill for job seekers or volunteers serving in community based organizations.

This half-day grant writing workshop provides an introduction to the grant writing process including an overview of the essential administrative functions for grant acquisition, types of funding sources, cultivation of funders, breakdown of budgets, the anatomy of a grant, and preparing a proposal paper.

Participants will gain the following benefits:

  • An overview of fundraising in today’s competitive environment
  • “Hands on” skills in researching funding sources
  • Understanding of how to approach and cultivate funding prospects
  • Mastery of all the elements of grant writing basics
  • Grant Writing Tips and Best Practices

Trina Marie Ruffin is a certified proposal writer, with over 10 years of grant writing and fundraising experience. Her client list has included small and large non-profits, government agencies, public and charter schools, providing grants and fundraising work in education, human services, social justice, community development and other areas. Trina has taught workshops in grant writing and fund development for local grassroots and community organizations in Boston. She is the founder of Boston Grant Writer’s & Associates. Trina lives in Dorchester, is an entrepreneur providing services in Grant writing, non-profit and business start-ups.

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